North of Boston/Merrimack Valley offers plenty of rich shellfish beds for vacation fun
Gloucester City Clerk, City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue Gloucester, MA Phone: 978-281-9720
Fees: Annual non-resident fee for clams and seaworms is $200. One-day fee for clams and seaworms is $25. All permits expire June 30 of each year.
Contact Information: The Shellfish Department hotline is 978-281- 9741. Shellfish constable is Dave Sargent. Email: http://gloucester-ma.gov/forms.aspx?FID=41
Town of Ipswich, 25 Green Street Ipswich, MA, 01938 Phone: 978-356-6600
6 Plum Island Turnpike Newburyport, MA, 01950 Phone: 978-465-5753
Fees: Refuge shellfishing permits are issued free of charge, but there is a daily entrance fee of $5 per vehicle at the Plum Island area.
Hours:Shellfishing is allowed sunrise to sunset.
Parking: Access from the refuge to all flats is from designated parking areas and by foot only. Parking for shellfishing is permitted in designated lots only.